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1939 Buick Century

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Car location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States

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1939 Buick Century for sale

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888-227-0914[email protected]1939 Buick Century Stock1174VIN5375585HMiles64,824Exterior ColorBlack Description

1939 Buick Century

Often called "the first muscle car" or "the banker's hot rod," the Century combined the smaller Special body with the 320-cubic-inch eight, putting out 141 horsepower. The result was an excellent power-to-weight ratio giving a top speed in the vicinity of 110 mph and lively acceleration. At about half the price of an Auburn Speedster, the Century was a performance bargain.

This 1939 Buick Century was purchased in December of 1987 by Ellsworth Scott. He happened to come upon this car when he went to Foster's Auto Rebuilders for a general car service. He inquired as to whether it was for sale and was informed that the owner was the Rev. Charles Walker, Pastor and renown concert pianist. He was looking to sell because he didn't have the patience, nor the funds to have it restored.

ExteriorBathed in beautiful flawless black and highlighted by in this writer's opinion the best Art Deco Brite-work on any car, this is a really beautiful car. The styling goes right down to the door handles which utilize the triple horizontal bands which is emulated on the hidden hood release which doubles as a side vent for the hood, the bumpers, and even the bullet style headlights, and turn signals ( the 1939 Buick was the first car to have turn signals). Speaking of which, the rear turn signals are not incorporated into the brake lights, but rather blink from the trunk lid where they double as an Art Deco styled Buick badge. Fronting the car is a thin banded grille with the shape of your grandfather's mustache. This widens its way down to a pristine front bumper. Right behind which is another Buick design coup where the front fenders curve into, and under the grille. The rear fenders do this somewhat as well, however the front is more exaggerated. Running boards, a chrome belt spear trim, and a hump back trunk lid finish off the 4 door car which not only gave the Caddy a run for its money power-wise, but definitely design wise.

InteriorPlush felt benches stretch from door panel to door panel, and present in good condition. They show little wear and seem to be almost original. Keeping in the Art Deco mood, the Maroon metal dash, houses plenty of Deco styled Horizontal and Vertical lines of chrome, and instrumentation. Fronting this is an original banjo style steering wheel, with a few cracks in the surrounding edge Baklelite. The center design with the Buick type and graphics is another highlight. The headliner is near perfect, as are the matching door panels. Carpeting is fair to good, and is a light gold, and floods the floor in the front and spacious back seat. Speaking of the rear seat, it has armrests with built in ashtrays...but of course!

DrivetrainThe Straight 8 stretches from grille to firewall, and as noted above, with the transmission will yield the 100MPH

UndercarriageAreas of surface rust, and patina abound, however it is structurally sound. The only area of concern exists where the running boards meet the body at the upside rocker. There is filler there, and it appears to be somewhat dried out, however with a firm step on the running board, it holds as very strong.

Take a gorgeous glass like black paint, drape it over a beautifully styled limo-like body, and put on loads of chromed Art Deco styled trim and brite-work, add a really comfortable interior, a few innovations, and a straight eight, and you have the Century. Aptly named because it truly would travel at 100MPH (a Century of speed!)

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.


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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping: All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility unless otherwise documented in sales agreement.

Deposit: Buyer must contact us within 24 hours of accepted offer, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of listings end to secure the vehicle.

Payment of Balance Due: The remainder is due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 7 days. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell it otherwise. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle.

Additional Fees and Taxes: All Pennsylvania residents must pay applicable state and local tax, title and license fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for their own state taxes and fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

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Buyer's Inspection: Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you.  Classic Auto Mall, Inc. has tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction.  Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical scratches and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail. Classic Auto Mall, Inc. welcomes and recommends a buyer's inspection.  If you plan to have a buyer's inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending.  Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.

Warranty: Unless otherwise stated in the vehicle description, this vehicle is being sold "as is".  No representations or warranties are made by seller, nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids.

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